The Kochi city police commissioner, K Sethuraman, has made a startling revelation about the growing drug exploitation crisis in Kerala. Speaking at a seminar organized by the Kerala Police Officers Association in Angamali, Commissioner Sethuraman disclosed a distressing truth: even the children of police officers have become ensnared in the clutches of drug addiction, leading to immense suffering for their families.
While he refrained from revealing the name of the officer in question, he did provide a clue by stating that the person held the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP) and that both of their sons were deeply involved in drug peddling and addiction.
Commissioner Sethuraman’s revelation shed light on the harrowing consequences of drug abuse, extending even to families within the police force itself. He cited a tragic incident where a student lost her life due to severe drug-related issues, which originated from within a police quarters. His warning resonated with a sense of urgency, emphasizing that if immediate action is not taken, the situation could deteriorate further.
While Kerala currently fares better in terms of drug abuse compared to some other parts of India, Commissioner Sethuraman cautioned against complacency and drew attention to the alarming prevalence of drug use in Punjab, where approximately 12% of the population is addicted. He stressed that it would not take much for this dangerous trend to infiltrate Kerala.
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